Raul Bravo is the founder and President of Outsight and the creator of Augmented LiDAR technology. He’s a telecom engineer from UPC (Barcelona, Spain) and has an MBA from the College des Ingénieurs (Paris, France). He is a serial entrepreneur in the mobile robotics and computer perception industries, with a 20-year track record of bootstrapping and growing startups, including leading one to an IPO. Throughout his engineering and entrepreneur careers, he has filed 57 patents and won 39 awards, including being named one of the MIT Technology Review's Top 10 Innovators Under 35."
Both the public and private sectors are increasingly looking to capitalize on the advantages of 3D perception in the context of Smart Cities. In the people flow monitoring space, application developers are turning to 3D LiDAR to either replace legacy sensing technology or to create previously unachievable solutions. Unlike conventional two-dimensional perception technologies, LiDAR generates highly detailed, precise spatial measurements and operates in a variety of environments and contexts, including at night and in direct sunlight. When deployed at scale, LiDAR also provides a significant nontechnical advantage for these applications: no personally identifiable information is ever captured. However, these applications present a number of unique challenges and difficulties, which will be described in detail during this presentation. Additionally, an analysis of various state-of-the-art solutions will take place.